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Number, Date, Time, Quantity

From: Hendry, Alan <AlanHendry@uk.agcocorp.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2006 17:57:31 +0200
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <DA5DFBF485B939428F5023B472D8890305AEDEDB@AGCOVAP61.eame.agcocorp.com>


If there was a tag like <number>1,234.56</number>

it could be displayed as 1.234,56 based upon the users settings
(regional options in Windows)

further it could be read as "one thousand two hundred ..." by a screen
reader



If there was a tag like <shortdate>31/12/2006</shortdate>

it could be displayed as 12-31-06 based on the users settings



If there was a tag like <longdate>31/12/2006</longdate>

it could be displayed as 31 December 2006 based on the users settings
(and language)



If there was a tag like <time>23:59:59</time>

it could be displayed as 11.59.59 PM



If there was a tag like <quantity unit=km>1.6</quantity>

then it could be displayed as 1 MILE

(there could be a lot of different units for length, area, volume,
weight, temperature, etc)






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